Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass square bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
3 5/8 × 2 3/16 × 2 3/16 in. (9.2 × 5.6 × 5.5 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.107
Not on view
Small square one-handled bottle
Translucent pale yellow green; handle in same color.
Plain rim with bevelled lip to flaring mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downward; pushed-in, horizontal shoulder with rounded corners; four flat sides, tapering downward; slightly concave bottom with slight ribbing in parallel lines; traces of large circular pontil mark; handle applied as a broad pad along outer edge of sholuder, drawn up and outward as a narrow strap, then turned in horizontally and trailed on to top of neck and outer edge of rim with loop above rim.
Broken with half of rim and part of neck missing (with weathered edges); crack running around two sides of body; many bubbles; some pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of thick, creamy weathering.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. XCVI, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5673, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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